Victorian (right) and Edwardian Wings together, before the Victorian wing was restored.

Since the above photo was taken Sheffield University have restored the Victorian wing, as you will see from the links below, to a high standard.  Comparing the present day Victorian wing with the, as yet unrestored Edwardian wing encourages the mistaken view (that the University have been perpetuating) that the Victorian wing is architecturally worthy and the Edwardian wing somehow an inferior extension.

You can see before and after restoration images of the Victorian wing here here

Here are the two wings today:


Present day – Victorian wing to the right and Edwardian wing to the left




Former glory (c.1910):




It doesn’t take too much imagination to see how impressive the Edwardian building would look if restored.

A closer look at some of the fine exterior features of the Edwardian wing

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